Greetings feline lovers everywhere! Skye Blake here, hot on the trail of cats in the movies.
Since the movies began over 100 years ago, the camera has favored us fabulous felines!
No matter what cinematic genre… mystery, horror, drama, comedy, cartoons, even documentaries… we cats have made our mark.
If you’re 6 or 96, you can think of feline movie stars you love. Who’s your favorite?
Who Is Skye Blake?
Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not a veterinarian) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, studies their information, then passes it on to you!
Sometimes there’s not enough evidence for easy answers, so Skye gives you all sides, explains the situation as thoroughly and clearly as possible, and links you to experts on each page.
All sources are given at the bottom of each page so you can do more snooping…
Cats have been in the movies since film was developed!
We can be found sneaking through a scene, running away from a bad guy, or cuddling in the lap of a lovely lady.
We run the gamut from terrifying monsters in horror flicks to fluffy cuties in romances, to funny sidekicks and cartoon wisecrackers in comedies.
Lists of Movies With Cats
There are lists of cats in movies you can enjoy. They’re always being added to and improved.
Cinema Cats – This is the most complete site I’ve discovered. It lists every movie with a domestic cat in it, whether it’s featured or just moseyin’ through a scene.
The movies are indexed by these categories (then alphabetically by film)…
Themed Movie Lists
Other lists are available and some include wild cats as well as domestic pets.
So films like “Born Free”, “Baby”, and “The Jungle Book”, are listed here that aren’t listed at Cinema Cats.
The 10 Best Pet Cats In Movies and TV– A fun list of pet cats, both animation and live-action
Top 13 Black Cats in Horror Movies– An interesting list of all black cats
Best Films Featuring Cats– This page lists 41 movies and includes wild cats (e.g., lions, tigers, leopards, panthers)
Cats in Movies – This page lists 46 more movies, primarily with domestic cats
List of Fictional Cats in Film – This list names cats in movies alphabetically by the character’s name (e.g., “Crookshanks” in the Harry Potter films)
Other Movies With Cats
Woman with cat attempts to thread needle – Huntley Film Archives, March 28, 2013
Animated Movies (Cartoons)
15 Most Memorable Anime Cats – Anime is a Japanese term for animated work, whether moving (tv show) or still (comic book).
Outside of Japan “anime” refers only to animation originating in Japan.
List of Fictional Cats in Animation– Another list of cats, this time in animated form… also alphabetically by character’s name (e.g., “Berlioz” in The Aristocats)
“The Origins of Felix the Cat” – Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Feline Follies (1919)
If you have any corrections or want to contribute, send your thoughts here…
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Sources used on this website are either primary or secondary.
Primary sources are always preferable and have the most reliable information because they’re original and directly referenced.
Scientific abstracts and data are good examples of primary sources.
Secondary sources are weaker because they usually consist of opinions or articles that give no sources of their own.
However, sometimes they refer to primary sources.
When I use secondary sources, most are those with some authority, such as veterinarian or cat behaviorist books and articles.
List of Sources
“The 10 Best Pet Cats In Movies and TV“, CBR
“Top 13 Black Cats in Horror Movies”, Movie Paws
“Best Films Featuring Cats” – IMDb
“Cats in movies” – IMDb
“List of fictional cats in animation” – Wikipedia
“List of fictional cats in film” – Wikipedia
“Woman with cat attempts to thread needle“, 1900’s, film 43913, YouTube, Huntley Film Archives, March 28, 2013
“The Origins of Felix the Cat” – Feline Follies (1919), Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
“15 Most Memorable Anime Cats“, CBR
Updated February 18, 2023